CC = Compact Cassette. CD = Compact Disc. CDR = CD Recordable. EP = Extended play vinyl single. DVD = Digital Video Disk. DVDA = DVD Audio disk. HDCD = High Density CD. iPad = Apple iPad only music file. LP = Vinyl album. MD = Mini Disc. MP3 = Downloadable MP3 files. NET = Downloadable formats other than MP3. SACD = SACD. VHS = VHS video tape.
La Má de guido Spanish classical label, mostly Catalonian artists but varied repertorie and quite a few regoridings of works difficult to get hold of elsewhere, Sometimes seen publisised or sold in other countries as ARS Harmonica. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Lammas Records Small independent British classical music label with a sizable catalogue of organ music but does publish other genres. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD. Lammas Records, 118 The Mount, York YO24 1AS, Great Britain. Tel/Fax : +01904 624132. Email : enquiries at lammasrecords.com.
Linn Records Small label based in Scotland, a division of Linn and usually has releases with very high sound quality. Mostly Jazz, MOR, folk and classical music and having sampled some of their recordings recently I must say that they are rather nice sounding, if a tad unadventureos musically, but that was to be expected!>. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Lion Music Small company based in Áland of all places (tiny semi-independent state in the Baltic), puts out guitar oriented music from artists around the globe, mostly metal and progressive etc.. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, DVD.
LSO Live A smal label run by the London symphony orchestra that publishes live recordings by the same on budget price on CD and on mid-price multichannel SACD's. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Lyrinx French label that does mostly classical and early music, please note that homepage is currently undeveloped, Started releasing SACD disks in, some of the "early music" ones particularly interesting, here is an article in French on the technology behind DSD and Lyrinx position on it. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Manikin Records Small German label that publishes some of the best electronic music out there, that includes old masters like Klaus Schulze and younger artists. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
MA Recordings Japanese label that specialises in acoustic material, some stunning recordings, has recently also started issuing SACD material under the Caro Mitis label. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD.
Mark Jenkins Music A label started by Mark Jenkins after he retired AMP Records. While his older stuff is pure Berlin School the newer material and the third party music he is currently releasing or distributing is better classified as New Age, sometime leaning towards Ambient and he has even issued a Folk CD or 2. Note MP3ís (and CDís) are sold via the labels Amazon storefront. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, MP3, iPad.
Minus Habens Italian concern that puts out industrial, experimental and electronic material, some of it quite interesting and usually interesting designs as well. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP.
Motile Small UK based label specialising in experimental music with emphasis on improv. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, NET.
Move Records Astralian independent record company, mostly classical and light classical music of all types but emphasis on local composers and artists, lots of antipodal TV and movie soundtracks as well. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Nabel German jazz label, some of the recordings have excellent sound quality. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Naim Music Primaily a manufacturer of hi-fi equipment but do put out classical records every now and then and even the odd jazz, emphasis on sound quality. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, LP.
Naïve French classical label, wide range of releases including early music, modern works and historical recordings. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, DVD.
Naxos This label is based in Hong Kong and was founded by German expat. Klaus Heymann in the late 70's, initially releasing local artists but had the foresight to start publishing classical CD's at mid/budget price fairly early on and along with a sound release strategy it has managed to become the biggest and best known classical label this side of Deutsche Grammophon. Although the company's output is mainly classical there is also a variety of historical records, jazz and spoken word released by Naxos each year and noticeably the spoken word catalogue is usually available in both German and English, sublabels include Marco Polo that publishes little known works or works by little known composers, the Jazz Legends and Nostaglia labels publish out of copyright works in the jazz and classical fields respectively, Amadis is a super budget imprint while White Cloud is a more adventurous part that focuses on modern jazz and contemporary classical music. Has recently started releasing hybrid SACD's for world-wide distribution, previous releases were for the Asian market only, this will include future releases of some of the Marco Polo sublabel as well. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, DVD, DVDA, SACD. Distribution: Audiophile releases are distributed in the USA by May Audio Marketing
Naxos Sweden AB Swedish publisher whose primary function is to distribute the products of mother company Naxos locally, however they also make audiophile Cd's under the Proprius label featuring mostly classical and jazz music in addition to issuing jazz CD's under the Prophone label and Swedish classical music using the Swedish Society Discofil label. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, SACD. -- Prophone homepage Distribution: In Canada by Liberty Trading and in the USA by May Audio Marketing Naxos Sweden AB, Kryptongatan 6, 703 74 ÷rebro, Sweden. Tel: +46 (0)19 20 68 60. E-Mail: info ^at^ proprius.com.
Neuronium Records While ostensibly an outlet for the output of the band Neuronium, this label also puts out "space music" and other instrumental music by other artists, for those of you not in the know space music is the Latin European term for the (mostly) instrumental electronic music that came out of Europe in the latter half of the 70's/early 80's, there are some excellent music put out by this label, but they definitely need to work on their covers. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD.
Nexosound Ukrainan experimental, ambient, improv and noise label. Primarily Russian and local artists but also a smattering of acts from other northern European countries. -- Official homepage Formats supported : CD, MP3, WAV.